Leinster Express

  • by Tom Gannon
    Park/Ratheniska GAA Club were delighted to be part of the Green Club Toolkit launch which took place over the weekend in Croke Park. A member of the Green Club initiative since its inauguration some 3 years ago, the Club was to the forefront of the Waste area of the plan and its work will greatly […]
  • by Tom Byrne
    UPMC has joined with the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), Ladies Gaelic Football Association (LGFA), The Camogie  Association and the Gaelic Players Association (GPA) to roll out a concussion baseline testing programme to inter-county players across 32 counties – with the goal of rapidly diagnosin
  • by Tom Gannon
    There will be 14 Laois men lining out for the top tier of Higher Education GAA action in 2023 as the Sigerson and Fitzgibbon.  Matthew Byron and Sean O Flynn, who both lined out for Courtwood in their run to the Laois Football semi-final will feature for their respective colleges. Byron will be play
  • by Tom Gannon
    Handy speaks out against referee abuse ahead of Laois county convention 2022  In his secretaries address, Runai Niall Handy highlighted key moments and points of note from the year ahead of the 2022 Laois County convention. Handy ran down through a list of achievements and successes from all county
  • by Tom Gannon
    The CCFL had its very own Old Firm derby on Sunday as Emo’s answer to Celtic and Rangers wrote the latest chapter in their young rivalry. Emo Rangers gave their best performance of the season yet still came up short against their local rivals. Goals from Jack Owens and Darren Strong were enough to g
  • by Conor Ganly
    Stradbally GAA man and ref Maurice Deegan has had some memorable days in Croke Park and the Leinster Senior Club Gaelic Football Final joins the list. The Laois ref was the man in the middle when Kilmacud Crokes took on The Downs on November 4. The wet conditions were conducive to collisions two of
  • by Conor Ganly
    Stradbally man Maurice Deegan was left sprawled on the hallowed turf of Croke Park after being floored in a collision while reffing the Leinster Senior Club Final. The Laois man was flattened as players from Kilmacud Crokes and The Downs were going for a ball in the second half of the final. An inte
  • by Conor Ganly
    Met Éireann has put people on alert for snow, severe frost and icy stretches as wintry weather is set to grip Ireland. The forecaster has also issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Ireland for a week as an Arctic airmass sets in. The advisory says this will bringing sharp to severe frosts and icy str
  • by Tom Gannon
    Scoil Chriost Ri had mixed fortunes at the Midlands/South East Regional A Basketball Finals recently. It was a great achievement for the school to have both A teams in the final considering the enhanced region is the biggest in the country including, Laois, Offaly, Westmeath, Longford, Kildare, Carl
  • by Tom Gannon
    Martin McDonald was the fourth sporting-related recipient of a civic reception in Laois after a wonderful sporting year for the O'Moore county. Martin won an over-65s gold medal at the 21st Mountain Running world championship held in Clonmel. Martin and his family were contestants in Ireland's fitte